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February 15, 2024 at 10:45 AM

Turkey dispatches rescue boats after cargo ship with 6 crew sinks in Marmara Sea

Officials say a search and rescue mission is underway after a cargo ship with six crew members on board sank in the Turkish inland Sea of Marmara, off Istanbul, amid high waves
February 15, 2024 at 10:45 AM
Turkey dispatches rescue boats after cargo ship with 6 crew sinks in Marmara Sea
February 12, 2024 at 10:54 AM

Turkey hails its first astronaut who returned from a 3-week mission to International Space Station

Turkey’s first astronaut has returned home to a hero’s welcome as a symbol of the country’s advances in technology and aerospace
February 12, 2024 at 10:54 AM
Turkey hails astronaut who returned from mission to International Space Station
February 9, 2024 at 3:18 PM

Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden return to Earth, ending private space station trip

Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden are back on Earth, ending a private three-week trip to the International Space Station
February 9, 2024 at 3:18 PM
Astronauts from Turkey, Italy, Sweden return to Earth, ending space station trip
2 months ago

'Close to fading': American caver speaks out about rescue from Turkish cave

Mark Dickey spoke to ABC News' "Good Morning America" about the dramatic rescue.
2 months ago
'Close to fading': American caver speaks out about rescue from Turkish cave
4 months ago

US facing backlash from Turkey

Turkey's president has criticized the U.S. for moving the USS Gerald Ford aircraft carrier group into the region. He says it could commit "serious massacres" in Gaza.
4 months ago
US facing backlash from Turkey
5 months ago

Shooting down of Turkish armed drone 'regrettable incident': Pentagon

The U.S. had warned Turkey the drone was flying above American forces.
5 months ago
Shooting down of Turkish armed drone 'regrettable incident': Pentagon
5 months ago

Terrorist attack in Turkey

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device hours before a session of the country's parliament.
5 months ago
Terrorist attack in Turkey
5 months ago

American rescued from Turkish cave

Mark Dickey was taken to a medical tent after a meticulous rescue operation.
5 months ago
American rescued from Turkish cave
5 months ago

Turkish officials confirm evacuation of American explorer

Doctors and emergency workers are now working to slowly raise critically ill researcher Mark Dickey from an underground cave.
5 months ago
Turkish officials confirm evacuation of American explorer
6 months ago

Rescuers race to save American from Turkish cave

Caving instructor Mark Dickey, 40, has been unable to return to the surface since Aug. 31 after he fell ill.
6 months ago
Rescuers race to save American from Turkish cave
6 months ago

American caving instructor falls ill in Turkish cave

Mark Dickey, 40, was in a 3,400-foot-deep cave when he started experiencing intestinal problems, according to the New Jersey Initial Response Team.
6 months ago
American caving instructor falls ill in Turkish cave
7 months ago

An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?

Turkish authorities say Halla and Orouba Barakat were killed in a family dispute. Others suspect a targeted assassination.
7 months ago
An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?
9 months ago

Turkish President Erdogan declares victory after pivotal runoff election

Millions of people cast ballots for the second time in two weeks after neither candidate initially secured more than 50% of the vote.
9 months ago
Turkish President Erdogan declares victory after pivotal runoff election
9 months ago

Turkish presidential election goes to runoff as 'no party could actually win in the first round'

Turkey will hold a May 28 runoff election to determine its next president.
9 months ago
Turkish voters looking to runoff presidential vote with hope and fear
9 months ago

Turkish presidential election heads to runoff

The two frontrunners, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kemal Kilicdaroglu, will face off in a second round of voting after no candidates were able to get at least 50% of the vote.
9 months ago
Turkish presidential election heads to runoff
9 months ago

Turkish presidential election heads to runoff

AKP supporters in Istanbul are jubilant after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received 49.2 % of the vote in the Turkish presidential election on May 14.
9 months ago
Turkish presidential election heads to runoff
9 months ago

Turkish elections head to runoff

Turkish voters will head back to the polls in two weeks for a runoff election to decide if incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan or his Kemal Kilicdaroglu will lead the country.
9 months ago
Turkish elections head to runoff
9 months ago

Voters in Turkey head to the polls in pivotal election

In a test of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's leadership, the outcome could be crucial for NATO and U.S. support for Ukraine.
9 months ago
Voters in Turkey head to the polls in pivotal election
1 year ago

Turkey and Syria in ‘grave danger of a secondary crisis’: David Miliband

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos interviews International Rescue Committee President David Miliband, on “This Week.”
1 year ago
Turkey and Syria in ‘grave danger of a secondary crisis’: David Miliband
1 year ago

Turkey’s president says Sweden shouldn’t expect support for a NATO membership bid

Plus, Pope Francis calls laws that criminalize homosexuality “unjust," and a treasure hunt is underway in the Netherlands for a buried stash of jewelry dating back to World War 2.
1 year ago
Turkey’s president says Sweden shouldn’t expect support for a NATO membership bid
1 year ago

Suspect reportedly detained in Istanbul explosion that left 6 dead, 53 injured

An explosion in Istanbul, Turkey, leaves at least 6 dead, 53 injured. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called the explosion a terrorist attack.
1 year ago
Suspect reportedly detained in Istanbul explosion that left 6 dead, 53 injured
2 years ago

32 killed in highway crashes in Turkey

Two separate highway disasters 150 miles away from each other each involved vehicles slamming into earlier crash scenes.
2 years ago
32 killed in highway crashes in Turkey
2 years ago

2 horrific road crashes in Turkey kills dozens

Dozens are now dead in two separate incidents including first responders and journalists.
2 years ago
2 horrific road crashes in Turkey kills dozens
3 years ago

Firefighting plane crashes in Turkey

Officials in Moscow said the Russian firefighting plane crashed while trying to land at an airport in southern Turkey.
3 years ago
Firefighting plane crashes in Turkey
3 years ago

Drone footage shows devastation from Turkey wildfires

Drone footage shows the devastating aftermath of wildfires that have been raging in Turkey.
3 years ago
Drone footage shows devastation from Turkey wildfires
3 years ago

US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system

Pres. Trump sanctioned Turkey for purchasing a Russian missile defense system after years of Congress pressuring him to.
3 years ago
US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system
3 years ago

Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey warned Americans about potential terror and kidnapping plots in an urgent security alert.
3 years ago
Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns
3 years ago

Armenia and Azerbaijan battle amid reports that Turkish-backed Syrian rebels were deployed

Armenia says Turkey shot down one of its fighter jets as fighting with Azerbaijan around disputed enclave Nagorno-Karabakh intensifies.
3 years ago
Armenia claims Turkey 'shot down' one of its jets during Nagorno-Karabakh fighting
4 years ago

Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border

After Turkey opened its borders to let refugees and migrants out, chaos has been brewing at the border with Greece.
4 years ago
Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border
4 years ago

Successive avalanches hit same spot, killing 33 and burying dozens of rescuers in Turkey

Successive avalanches struck the same spot in eastern Turkey, trapping dozens and killing 33 people who attended the first avalanche.
4 years ago
Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 33 dead overall
4 years ago

3 dead, over 170 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

A passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport, with the fuselage ripped into three parts.
4 years ago
3 dead, 179 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport
4 years ago

Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey

The Pegasus Airline plane completely ripped in half with 183 people on board after it was unable to stop on an Istanbul runway, killing at least three people and reportedly injuring 179.
4 years ago
Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey
4 years ago

Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases

The latest squabble indicates worsening ties between Washington and Ankara
4 years ago
Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases
4 years ago

Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite high tensions in US-Turkish relations, bipartisan condemnation of Turkey

President Trump will welcome Turkey's president as a friend despite high tensions in U.S.-Turkish relations and bipartisan condemnation of Turkey's actions in Syria.
4 years ago
Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite tensions in US-Turkish relations
4 years ago

US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up

President Donald Trump announced U.S. sanctions have been lifted on Turkey as more career diplomats testify in the impeachment probe.
4 years ago
US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up
4 years ago

Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance

The president of Turkey warned the Kurds that their positions would be destroyed if they did not pull back farther in northern Syria starting Wednesday.
4 years ago
Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance
4 years ago

US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart

The short-lived deal comes as Republicans continue to blast President Trump for abandoning the Kurds in the region.
4 years ago
US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart
4 years ago

Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria with allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds.
4 years ago
Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’
4 years ago

Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire

Turkey’s president has refused to negotiate with the U.S. and argues that the Kurds represent a terrorist threat.
4 years ago
Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire
4 years ago

Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey

President Donald Trump is sending a U.S. delegation to negotiate a ceasefire amid ongoing fighting near the Turkey-Syria border.
4 years ago
Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey
4 years ago

Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire

Vice President Mike Pence is hoping to broker a cease-fire in Turkey’s attack on Syria as Russia moves in to fill the void left by the U.S. withdrawal.
4 years ago
Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire
4 years ago

Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions

President Trump’s threat for even tougher sanctions follows the president’s conversation just over a week ago that essentially opened the door for Turkey to invade Syria.
4 years ago
Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions
4 years ago

Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border

Turkey pushes deeper into Syria with more strikes in the attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces who were critical allies in the fight against ISIS.
4 years ago
Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border
4 years ago

Trump set to authorize sanctions against Turkey as the country rejects his call for diplomacy

President Trump has authorized, but not implemented sanctions in a warning to Turkey over its operation in Syria, as Turkey rejects his call for diplomacy.
4 years ago
Trump set to authorize sanctions in warning to Turkey
5 years ago

Pentagon warns Turkey it won't receive F-35 if it buys Russian missiles

Pentagon warns Turkey it has until July 31 to not buy Russian missiles or it won't get the F-35 stealth fighter.
5 years ago
Pentagon warns Turkey it won't receive F-35 if it buys Russian missiles
5 years ago

Turkey releases detained NASA scientist after years in prison

Turkey has released Serkan Golge, a NASA scientist who the country accused of belonging to a terrorist organization.
5 years ago
Turkey releases detained NASA scientist after years in prison
5 years ago

Amid Turkey's pending Russia defense system purchase, some question Trump's ability to push back: Sources

Turkey is moving forward with the controversial purchase of Russia’s most sophisticated and advanced air defense system.
5 years ago
US officials worry as Turkey poised to purchase Russian defense system: Sources
5 years ago

5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse in Istanbul

At least three people were killed. The apartment building housed 43.
5 years ago
5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse
5 years ago

For 3rd straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country: Report

The Turkish government currently has 68 journalists jailed.
5 years ago
For 3rd straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country: Report
5 years ago

Pastor Andrew Brunson says he's probably 'one of the most hated men in Turkey' where he was detained

Pastor Andrew Brunson was a longtime missionary in Turkey, arrested in 2016.
5 years ago
Freed US pastor says he's 'one of the most hated men in Turkey'